Parisian lunch near Notre Dame

Hosted by Catherine

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The experience in a nutshell

Type of the event

Lunch, French

Number of guests

2 to 6

Time of the event

1:00 PM (2 hours)

Why we love this experience

Discover unique flavors with French classic recipes
By the Seine river, a 5-minute walk to Ile Saint-Louis and Notre Dame Cathedral
In a cozy and warm Parisian apartment

Hosted by Catherine

Verified host
4.9/5(55)
I grew up near Montfort l'Amaury where my dad used to have a restaurant. Some are born with a silver spoon in their mouth, I was born with a wooden spoon in my hand! I spent a lot of time in my father's kitchen where I tasted the dishes, enjoyed all the smells and I watched all the recipes develop before my eyes, to the delight of the customers and mine. After having worked and loved fashion for 30 years, I am now a Therapist, but above all, I'm a bubbly 60-year-old Parisian who get back to my first passion cooking!! I cultivate the art of eating well for the well being, I like the discussions around a pretty table well prepared with a glass of good wine, a small jazzy note in the ear, a cozy atmosphere of candles. I like to explore new flavors, make beautiful meetings where everyone shares their experiences, their travels. I know Thailand quite well as I go there pretty often. It gives me the opportunity to bring back nice spices that I like to add to my dishes. I practice yoga, meditation, I study Buddhism, I eat organic without meat. I like the real, the natural, the authentic in the human relations and on my plate. To sum it up, I would say I love life. If you wish, I propose before dinner as a joyful appetizer, a small walk on the docks with a magnificent view of Notre Dame. See you soon. J'ai grandi près de Montfort l'Amaury avec un papa restaurateur. Certains naissent avec une cuillère en argent dans la bouche , moi une cuillère en bois à la main!!! J'ai passé beaucoup de temps dans la cuisine de mon père où je goûtais les plats, humais les odeurs et je regardais toutes les recettes s'élaborer sous mes yeux, pour le plus grand bonheur des clients et le mien. Après avoir travaillé et aimé la mode pendant 30 ans, je suis aujourd'hui Thérapeute, mais surtout une pétillante parisienne de 60 ans revenue à ses premières amours, la cuisine!! Je cultive l'art du bien manger pour le bien être, j'aime les discussions autour d'une jolie table bien dressée avec un verre de bon vin, une petite note jazzy à l'oreille, une ambiance cosy des bougies. J'aime partager des saveurs nouvelles, faire de belles rencontres ou chacun partage ses expériences, ses voyages....Je connais bien la Thaïlande pour y passer régulièrement de très agréables moments. et j'en ramène de bonnes saveurs. Je pratique le yoga, la méditation, j'étudie le bouddhisme, je mange bio sans viande. J'aime le vrai, le naturel, l'authentique dans les relations humaines et dans mon assiette. En résumé curieuse de tout, j'aime la vie. Si vous le souhaitez, je vous propose avant le dîner en guise de joyeuse mise en bouche, une petite promenade sur les quais avec une vue magnifique sur Notre Dame. A bientôt.

What to expect

MaxSeptember 2021
5/5
Catherine invited us into her home and shared with us a wonderful meal made with lots of heart. Her home is a charming apartment in a former Republican Guard depot between the bastille area and isle St. Louis. Catherine is a gracious host and spoke with us in English and allowed us to practice our French with conversations all night. Catherine shared several courses of organic vegetarian (pescatarian) plates. Her preparation of the rougette fish along with slow roasted anytime vegetables was savory and delicious. Due to regulations Eatwith hosts here are not allowed to sell wine at this time but she was accommodating with us bringing wine and recommended a local store to pick up. The cheese plate she served had a nice selection of goat cheeses as well as semi hard. She made a special finish to the evening with desert of fresh oven roast fig and a fruit tart with sliced fig and preserves topped with a candle for our anniversary. The evening was well worth the cost and provided a personal side to dining in Paris. We highly recommend.
LisaSeptember 2021
4.8/5
A wonderful evening, great company, nice apartment, but most of all was the food! I would recommend dinner with Catherine any time and, once again, EatWith is the star of our holiday. Highly recommended!
Daisy Yi-JuAugust 2021
5/5
Catherine est sans doute une super hôte! Comme par hasard j'étais la seule invitée hier soir, j'ai passé un moment merveilleux avec Catherine et son ami. L'ambiance, la cuisine, la discussion étaient tous impeccable. Je me sentais tout à fait comme chez une amie proche. Catherine est très amicale et ouverte à tous sujets. Je recommande le repas chez elle vivement! I was happened to be the only guest at Catherine's dinner last night. Catherine is very friendly, heartwarming, and open-minded to all the topics. The meal, from the fish soup starter, fish main dish, to dessert, were all delicious with fresh ingredients! If anyone who comes to Paris and who wants to taste authentic french cuisine with a very culturally cultivated person, then Catherine will be your best choice :)
ThaoAugust 2021
5/5
Our lunch with Catherine was wonderful. We had a salad with fish, a cheese plate, and a peach tart, all delicious. Catherine is genuinely conscientious of food quality and its relationship to health, environment, and animal welfare. Being of like mind we appreciated that. We had assumed but it was nonetheless reassuring to hear from Catherine that she wanted to meet people from around the world. It was fun getting to know a bit of Catherine’s personal history such as her psychology degree. Language was somewhat a barrier, a reason why I didn’t ask her for her French take on some current events. Although this was not as boisterous as other Eatwith lunches we have had, it was intimate. We completely enjoyed it, and greatly appreciated Catherine welcoming us into her home and cooking for us.

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The place & Amenities

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Family friendly- Kids are welcome
Nearby taxi station
Nearby public transport
WiFi Available

$29 Price per guest
4.9/5(55)